Wednesday, November 28, 2007

November = Homeless Children Month

Yes, there's only three days left in November, but I thought we should all know that November is/was National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, as recognized by our government. There are many months, days, and/or hours designated as special holidays (one of the more useless ones being National Novel Month - I don't think we're really struggling to find people to write books these days), but Homeless Youth certainly are something to be taken seriously.

So. In honor of this month, take a few minutes to think about what it would have been like to be living in a shelter, in a car, or on the street when you were a kid. Or maybe this was you. Now, take some time to call a shelter in the area and volunteer your time, money, or supplies.

Boston Rescue Mission
Pine Street Inn
Rosie's Place - "A solution, not a shelter."
Shelter, Inc.
Springfield Rescue Mission

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